A note from Scott Ewen
Contemporary partnering invites dancers to begin experiencing the endless possibilities of movement with themselves and another body. In a non-judgemental, safe and accepting environment, this class will take a somatic approach as it enhances human function and mind-body integration through mindful movement. Dancers will be lead through a series of partnering exercises that will expand their skills, spark their creativity, and as a result will develop their artistry to become more versatile performers and thinkers.
Firstly, I get great satisfaction when the dancers allow themselves to start enjoying and find an interest in the experience of moving and moving with others, as opposed to visually deciding if movement looks good.
Secondly, working with another body can be daunting for some. What’s exciting is when I see the dancers begin to work with the functionality of movement. Combined with a deeper understanding of their own body, they begin to realise that they are so much more capable than what they thought.
Thirdly, as an educator, I deliberately foster an environment of sharing knowledge with one another because I believe in continued learning. It allows us to expand and explore our creativity to better ourselves as dancers and as people.